‘Happy birthday Fidel’: The best reactions to Lincoln MP Karen Lee’s Twitter blunder

Cuba’s infamous communist leader’s death last year has not prevented the newly elected Lincoln MP Karen Lee from wishing Fidel Castro a happy birthday on Twitter.

Karen Lee MP made the tweet on Sunday morning, August 13, to mark what would have been the controversial figure’s 91st birthday.

Many people on Twitter did not like the post at all. One asked how she could wish a happy birthday to someone with a questionable human rights record:

Some users went for a more dry British reaction to show their dismay:

Whereas others were not so subtle:

Most reactions to the tweet were negative, but Karen was met with both angry and comical responses on Twitter.

There was confusion as to how one can celebrate a birthday when they are dead: 

Some remained in disbelief that her account had not been ‘hacked’ or that the tweets were really from her:

https://twitter.com/robpatterson24/status/896790302450634752

One Twitter user went as far as to suggest that a collaborative communist ‘party’ should be held in London, to celebrate past leaders whose birthdays fall on the month of December (and Christmas of course):

But despite the majority of the tweets being negative towards Karen, there were a few who approved of what the Lincoln MP had said:

https://twitter.com/amozu16/status/896942138361040897

https://twitter.com/iammightor/status/896791761024110592

It only seemed fitting that the Lincoln MP should get caught up in a social media scandal, just as her predecessor did — who was not shy to have a dig:

Some even called for his return:

Just another day for politicians on Twitter.

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